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Re: Selector for parent/predecessor?

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 14:40:01 +0100
Message-ID: <640dd5060608210640u176a9e20ge942d87405c44b95@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Ian,

Ah...I misunderstood you. When you said "ample evidence" I thought you
were referring to studies, reports, statistics...and I was saying that
I was happy to have my view changed on reading such material. But what
you meant was that in *your view*, authors are clueless, and you base
this on that fact that there are web pages out there that execute
inefficiently.

So my point still stands; you can't be sure that authors cannot be
trusted with features that are denied them...since they don't actually
have those features available to them to use inefficiently!

Your view therefore remains a prejudice until proven, as of course,
does mine--but the difference is that I'm not arguing that everyone
will use these selectors efficiently, I'm simply arguing for choice.

Regards,

Mark


On 21/08/06, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Aug 2006, Mark Birbeck wrote:
> >
> > I don't see how there can be such evidence when choice is denied...but
> > I'm of course willing to be put right--send me the references and I'll
> > read the evidence.
>
> Just look at cnn.com. There are dozens of things that could be done to
> make that page load faster.
>
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>
>


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